Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (Spurs) have a long history as an English
football club based in Tottenham, London. They came into existence in
1882, became professional in 1895, and in 1901 became the only non-
League club to win the FA Cup since the establishment of the Football
League. They have won the FA Cup a further seven times, the Football
League twice, the League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup twice and, in
1963, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. In 1960–61, they became the first
team to complete The Double in the 20th century. The club languished
mostly in the Second Division from the late 1920s until the 1950s before
peaking in the 1960s, with a resurgence in the 1980s. They have remained
a member of the Premier League since its formation in 1992, finishing in
mid-table most seasons. In 1899 the club moved from Northumberland Park
to a site that became known as White Hart Lane, and remained there until
2017. A new stadium has been built at the same site.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth fatally
shot U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington,
The Azusa Street Revival, the primary catalyst for the spread
of Pentecostalism in the 20th century, opened in Los Angeles.
The freighter SS Fort Stikine, carrying a mixed cargo of cotton
bales, gold and ammunition, exploded in the harbour in Bombay, India,
sinking surrounding ships and killing about 800 people.
A storm dropped an estimated 500,000 tonnes of hailstones in
Sydney (examples pictured) and along the east coast of New South Wales,
causing about A$2.3 billion in damages, the costliest natural disaster
in Australian insurance history.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(transitive) To cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment, to
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Everywhere in the world people were expecting the latter coming
of one or another kickshaw messiah who would remove the discomforts
which they themselves were either too lazy or too incompetent to deal
with; and nobody had anything whatever to gain with electing for
peculiarity among one's fellow creatures and a gloomier outlook.
--James Branch Cabell
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